At the very least 10 individuals have died after they bought trapped beneath the rubble of their properties in Mumbai’s Chembur and Vikhroli areas following heavy rains that lashed town and its suburbs for a number of hours late yesterday night time and early this morning. A purple alert has been sounded within the metropolis and other people have been suggested to not enterprise out within the open.
A ground-plus-one residential constructing collapsed in Vikhroli space within the morning hours of Sunday, killing three individuals, as per BMC, town’s municipal physique.
Fifteen individuals have been rescued from Chembur’s Bharat Nagar space and 9 individuals from Vikroli’s Surya Nagar, officers mentioned, including that these injured have been moved to close by hospitals for medical consideration. Rescue operation continues to be on in each these areas as extra individuals are feared to be trapped, the official mentioned.
Mumbai metropolis recorded 156.94 mm rain has been recorded between 8 pm and a couple of am, officers mentioned, including that the japanese suburbs recorded 143.14 mm and the western 125.37 mm, respectively.
The downpour prompted heavy flooding in low mendacity areas of Chunabhatti, Sion, Dadar, and Gandhi Market, Chembur and Kurla LBS Highway.
Visuals from information company ANI confirmed automobiles being swept away by the undercurrents in Borivali east space.
– ANI (@ANI) July 18, 2021
The suburban prepare companies on each Central Railway and Western Railway within the monetary capital have been suspended on account of water logging within the tracks because of the in a single day downpour.
@WesternRly Presently No native prepare companies are operating in each UP and DN course until additional discover on account of water logging at a number of places
— DRM – Mumbai Central, WR (@drmbct) July 17, 2021
Central Railway mentioned that on account of water logging in tracks at Dadar, Parel, Matunga, Kurla, Sion, Bhandup and different places, prepare companies on predominant line have been suspended between CSMT and Thane.
A number of lengthy distance trains on each Central railway and Western Railway have been affected because of the flooded tracks.
Mumbai will proceed to obtain heavy to very heavy rainfall within the subsequent 5 days, the India Meteorological Division (IMD) mentioned.
In 2019, town recorded 375.2 mm on July 2, the best 24-hour rain for July since 2010.
With inputs from businesses